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To Solve Youth Homelessness, Talk to Young People

As a teenager, Da’Quan Wilson was homeless, sleeping in friends’ apartments, at relatives’ homes and even in a cemetery. Today, he works as a “Community Connector” with LISC Philadelphia partner People’s Emergency Center (PEC), reaching out to young people who may be undergoing the same sorts of challenges he once did. In the ...

Atlanta-based First Step Staffing Expands into Philadelphia with LISC Support

LISC provided a $1.2 million business loan to enable nonprofit First Step Staffing to acquire a Philadelphia staffing firm. In Philadelphia, FSS will provide 750 jobs and supportive services to homeless, returning citizens, and veterans looking to reenter the workforce. LISC’s loan is part of a total of $4.85 million in CDFI ...

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What the Jobs Numbers Don’t Tell Us—and Why It Matters

Official unemployment rates may be low, but they don’t reflect the number of people out of the workforce, underemployed or lacking the skills to get good jobs. “We need to disaggregate these numbers,” LISC CEO Maurice Jones said in a front page article in The Guardian newspaper. By 2025, the US will have 16 ...